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    HENDERSON, NV - AUGUST 08: U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) campaigns for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) at Green Valley High School August 8, 2008 in Henderson, Nevada. This is Clinton's first solo campaign appearance for Obama. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Interesting stories from multiple sources that will make you seem well informed.

  • Is Hillary Clinton plotting a DNC coup, making a last ditch effort to grab the Democratic nomination from Barack Obama?
  • The U.S. has spent $100 billion on private contractors in Iraq since 2008, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.
  • A number of broadband providers and Internet firms admitted that they are using tracking technology to follow customers' Web usage without gaining explicit consent to do so.
  • A 55-second fireworks sequence at the Olympics opening ceremony was a digitally produced fake.
  • A U.S. Coast Guard cutter is heading to the Arctic to digitally map the ocean floor off the northern coast of Alaska and define the boundaries of the coastal shelf, in order to facilitate possible oil and natural gas exploration.